Honey Lightning Plum Tree

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10004956

Gorgeous, delicious and golden-skinned, the Honey Lightning Plum Tree (Prunus salicina 'Honey Lightning') will leave you shocked by its incredibly sweet, juicy yellow flesh! Ripe when the golden skin blushes a bit red, the soft texture and flavorful fruit are ready for you to pick later in the season. Just in time for back-to-school lunchboxes and after-school snacks!

Spring begins with the typical fragrant white Plum Tree blossoms that bees and butterflies go crazy for! Then filling out with handsome green foliage that is a great shade and fills out the lovely canopy of this good-sized tree! By August you'll begin picking some of the tastiest sweet fruit for all your Plum recipes!

Honey Lightning creates unusual hued sauces and preserves, golden baked goods and smoothies and can be eaten fresh as well! You'll enjoy large harvests from this self-fruitful tree, but even larger ones per tree should you have a compatible Plum in the area to boost pollination.

Planting and Application:

Honey Lightning has lots of low branching for easy harvests. Keep these limbs intact for edible landscaping that also gives you privacy and screening, while providing birds shelter and habitat too! Create linear orchards that define your property and hide an eyesore at the same time! Or plant groupings of these picturesque Plums to shield your seating areas from prying eyes.

Plum trees look lovely year-round and are ideal dual-purpose specimens when limbed up and used as focal points and accent trees. They're bushy enough to use as a backdrop on the north side of your vegetable garden or to shade garden beds too!

  • Golden Yellow Fruit Blushed With Red
  • Sweet, Soft & Juicy Yellow Flesh
  • Fragrant White Spring Flowers
  • Late Season Harvest (August/September)
  • Self-Pollinating & Easy Care

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plum Trees need full sun to bloom and fruit the best, and prefer moderate moisture and fertility. They especially love a mulched bed that's enriched with lots of organic, well-drained soil. Choose a location with good air circulation and prune when they're dormant to keep an open canopy.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Mulch Well
  • 400-600 Chill Hours

The gorgeous golden Honey Lightning Plum Tree will become your new favorite ornamental flowering and fruiting addition to your home landscape or home orchard this year! But only if you order yours today from NatureHills.com before this fantastic new variety sells out!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Honey Lightning Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus salicina 'Honey Lightning'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes